Currently Hackspace 2 took place on Hovedøya Island Oslo on 8th & 9th October 2013.
We had inspiring talks from Elisabeth Weihe on her research trip between Oslo and Inverness and Fair Isle, Orkney Islands, Jana Winderen on underwater choral reef recording, Etienne Gernez and his visions for marine research and Hans-Jorgen Weihe walkthrough his book Den Norske Iseksporten (The Frozen Water Trade)
We finished with building a prototype GhostNet Synthesiser led by Steve Symons and Ross Dalziel that passed live accelerometer data from a floating net over USB (after some radio module compatibility problems) to some synthesiser patterns in Supercollider.
Look out for GhostNet design details on GitHub
Finally here’s a photo book (pdf) with some snapshots of the meeting.
Aliens at sea – MIT News Office
“Microbes are not only in the sea, they ARE the sea.”
Re-imagining the sea will have massive consequences says Stefan Helmreich. Fascinating thoughts on the state of microbiology of the sea. Makes me think we will need DIY bio analysis kits for the journey!
Video from the last day of the first Currently hackspace meeting, Static, Liverpool, 21-23.03.2013
TIP: If you watch the start of the movie carefully you can see the water lillypad radio-receiver SerialBuoy being launched from the back of Grace, the swan pedalo.
It worked! Sent asci weather info to SerialBuoy
Notes from the first hackspace meeting, Static, Liverpool, 21-23.03.2013
Today we completed the swan scan with processing and made a series of .obj files we can edit for future 3d printing and then launched @swanpedalo (and the waterlillypad radio platform prototype) at her new home at the Liverpool Watersport Center.
Notes from the first gathering of participants, Static, Liverpool, 21-23.03.2013
… prototyping a radio send and receive buoy from waste plastic and arduino